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Old 03-28-2016   #1
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The article at the attached link makes an interesting read and reaffirms my belief in the strengths of the Pentax system:

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Thanks for the link to a great article. It brought back good memories.

In my all film days, I used Pentax Spotmatics and loved them.

When I was looking for a camera to replace my aging 6x6 Mamiya TLR, I almost bought the Pentax 645 SLR but went with a larger medium format rangefinder camera (Fuji 6x9) instead.

When one of my photography students brought a digital Pentax to class, I tried to convinced him that he had a very good camera but after he completed the class, he succumbed to peer pressure and replaced his Pentax with a Nikon or a Canon.


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Thanks for the link to a great article. It brought back good memories.

In my all film days, I used Pentax Spotmatics and loved them.

When I was looking for a camera to replace my aging 6x6 Mamiya TLR, I almost bought the Pentax 645 SLR but went with a larger medium format rangefinder camera (Fuji 6x9) instead.

When one of my photography students brought a digital Pentax to class, I tried to convinced him that he had a very good camera but after he completed the class, he succumbed to peer pressure and replaced his Pentax with a Nikon or a Canon.


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So do you feel you failed him in not showing him how to make the best use of the camera or was that beyond the scope of the class?
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It was beyond the scope of the class but I still feel I failed him.

However, now that I think about it, I only had him for eight weeks and his peers had to work on him for two years after the class before he caved.
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Invest in something, and then life goes on. Some stay forever and some leave because of peer pressure, or financial reasons. A really good image shouldn't tell me what took it....


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